Yamaha XV950 Racer For Sale
The 2015 Yamaha XV950 Racer is an A2 licence friendly cruiser with a dash of cafe racer style thrown in and is powered by a 942cc V-Twin engine which puts out 51bhp. It's based on the XV950R.
- Low down torque, looks great
- No gear indicator, no rev counter
What Is It?
It's powered by an air-cooled 942cc 60° V-Twin engine, producing 51bhp at 5,500rpm and maximum torque at just 3,000rpm. The engine, from the XVS950 Midnight Star, is a stressed member of the frame and the air intake is on the right side of the engine adding to the retro looks.
- Steel tubular frame
- 21mm belt final drive
- 298mm wavy disc up front with 2 piston caliper
- 298mm disc at the rear with 2 piston caliper
- 41mm KYB fork with 144mm travel
- Dual rear KYB shocks with 116mm travel
- Fuel injection
- 2->1 exhaust system
- LCD and LED tail light
- Self cancelling indicators
- 5 speed gearbox
- Side stand
Compared to the XV950R you get a mini cowling, fork covers, lower front indicators, lower clip-on bars with smaller grips, removable pillion seat hump/cover, Aluminum side panels, more aggressive riding position, 75mm higher seat height, 9mm more fork travel and 6mm more travel from the shocks. The 12-spoke 19" cast Aluminium front wheel takes a 100/90 tyre and the rear 16" a 150/80.
Some of the many customisation accessories include Akrapovic slip-on mufflers (£580), bar end mirrors, steel braided brake lines (£63), cool vintage style performance air cleaner, leather panniers (£388) and LED indicators (£52).
- 2015: Grey, blue
- 2016-2017: Grey, yellow/black 60th Anniversary
The 2017 SCR950 is a scrambler style XV950R, with a flat seat, wire spoked wheels (17" at the back), similar fork covers, taller braced handlebars and higher rear mudguard.
Likewise the XV950R is basically the same but with higher bars, no mini fairing, a bobber seat, no side panels and 12-spoke cast wheels.
2016: Yamaha introduced a special yellow/black Speed Block edition to celebrate their 60th Anniversary
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